Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SPB 7068
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  03/10/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 272 and 273
    4  insert:
    5         Section 5. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
    6  101.657, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         101.657 Early voting.—
    8         (1)(a) As a convenience to the voter, the supervisor of
    9  elections shall allow an elector to vote early in the main or
   10  branch office of the supervisor. The supervisor shall mark,
   11  code, indicate on, or otherwise track the voter’s precinct for
   12  each early voted ballot. In order for a branch office to be used
   13  for early voting, it shall be a permanent facility of the
   14  supervisor and shall have been designated and used as such for
   15  at least 1 year prior to the election. The supervisor may also
   16  designate any city hall, permanent public library facility,
   17  fairground, civic center, courthouse, county commission
   18  building, stadium, convention center, government-owned senior
   19  center, or government-owned community center, Florida College
   20  System institution facility, or state university facility, or
   21  college facility as early voting sites; however, if so
   22  designated, the sites must be geographically located so as to
   23  provide all voters in the county an equal opportunity to cast a
   24  ballot, insofar as is practicable. In addition, a supervisor may
   25  designate one early voting site per election in an area of the
   26  county that does not have any of the eligible early voting
   27  locations. Such additional early voting site must be
   28  geographically located so as to provide all voters in that area
   29  with an equal opportunity to cast a ballot, insofar as is
   30  practicable. Each county shall, at a minimum, operate the same
   31  total number of early voting sites for a general election which
   32  the county operated for the 2012 general election. The results
   33  or tabulation of votes cast during early voting may not be made
   34  before the close of the polls on election day. Results shall be
   35  reported by precinct.
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   38  And the title is amended as follows:
   39         Delete line 21
   40  and insert: